Constantinos Alexandridis

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Tumors originating in the parapharyngeal space are rare; they comprise approximately 0.5% of head and neck tumors. Most (70-80%) are benign and the most frequent origins are salivary and neurogenic. The aim of this study is to present the surgical procedures used for the treatment of 13 patients with parapharyngeal space tumors; 11 of them were suffering(More)
Fractures of the condyle account for 20-30% of all mandibular fractures, and are therefore one of the most common facial injuries. Precise evaluation of the mechanical stresses that develop in a fractured mandible is essential, particularly for the testing of systems currently used for stabilisation of the condylar fragment. Photoelastic stress analysis can(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the frequency of metastases to supramandibular facial lymph nodes (SFLNs) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity. PATIENTS AND METHODS SFLNs were identified and removed during neck dissection from 43 patients with oral SCC. All of them were histopathologically and immunohistochemically examined, to(More)
The aim of the study was the histomorphometric comparison of the osteogenic potential of beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) alone or in a calcium sulfate matrix. Three round defects, 10 mm (diameter) x 5 mm (depth), were created on each iliac crest of 4 dogs. The defects were divided into 3 groups. Ten defects were filled with beta-TCP in a calcium(More)
Strong theoretical reasons exist for using fractal geometry in measurements of natural objects, including most objects studied in pathology. Indeed, fractal dimension provides a more precise and theoretically more appropriate approximation of their structure properties and especially their shape complexity. The aim of our study was to evaluate the nuclear(More)
Myxomas are benign, locally infiltrative, connective tissue tumors that rarely occur in the head and neck region. The purpose of this paper is to describe a very rare case of an intramuscular myxoma of the masseter muscle. A 74-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of a painless swelling over his left preauricular region. Computed tomography scan(More)
OBJECTIVE Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) binds to the parathyroid hormone receptor type 1 (PTHR1), which results in the activation of pathways in osteoblasts that promote osteoclastogenesis through the RANK/RANKL system. RANK/RANKL expression has been shown in central giant cell granuloma of the jaws but PTHrP/PTHR1 has not. MSX1 protein is a(More)
OBJECTIVES To present and analyze our experience in treating blow-out fractures in children, over a 6-year period. STUDY DESIGN The study was retrospective with 16 consecutive cases of blow-out fractures in children aged 5 to 15 years. All patients presented with impairment of eye motility and diplopia together with radiological findings. Treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Microvessel quantification has been studied extensively as a factor reflecting angiogenesis in various malignant tumors. The aim of our study was to evaluate the vascular fractal dimension and the immunohistochemically positive total vascular area in oral cavity carcinomas in order to assess their potential value as factors reflecting(More)
Dermoid cysts of the floor of the mouth and submandibular space represent an unusual clinical entity. A case of an enlarged median dermoid cyst in a young female adult causing obstruction of the airway is reported. The need of an extraoral and intraoral incision for the removal of the cyst is discussed, along with a review of the literature.